Conspiracy Video Platform Rumble Is Recruiting Its Own Motley …

Conspiracy Video Platform Rumble Is Recruiting Its Own Motley ...

As a result, the conservative and far-right-leaning video hosting platform Rumble in Canada has made a last-ditch effort to broaden its user base by enlisting more diverse (read: less alt-right) individuals to “question the current quo” in their own unique ways.

They’ve hired former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and firebrand journalist Glenn Greenwald for undisclosed sums of money. Bridget Petasy, humorist Matt Orfalea, Washington Examiner writer Siraj Hashmi, self-described troll Mujahed Kobbe, and media and Twitter critics Shant Mesrobian and Zaid Jilani were among the self-described edgy pundits that appeared at the event..

Conspiracy Video Platform Rumble Is Recruiting Its Own Motley ...

According to the Press Release, “Despite Their Many Differences, This Group of Individuals has One Thing in Common:

a commitment to challenging the status quo while seeking and sharing truth.” As a group, they also think that the internet should be open and free of corporate control. We are happy to have them join the Rumble family.

Gabbard says, “I may disagree with what you say.” “However, I and every member of the armed forces are prepared to die for your right to say it.”

Rumble’s Rhetoric can be Summed Up as Follows:

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who was recently found to be planning an election-related disinformation campaign on Facebook. David Duke, a former KKK grand wizard who was banned from Twitter for anti-Semitic remarks, among other things. See Rumble’s answer in the comments section below.] Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter deleted QAnon supporters following the Capitol revolt. Shadow bans and fact-check labels have been lifted from anti-vaxxers.

The military is “TOTALLY” in control of QAnon ideas about election fraud, fear-mongering about the hazards of vaccinations, and other unfounded theories and misinformation related with shootings and coronavirus outbreaks are just some of the things you’ll encounter. That is to say, it is similar to YouTube, but without any of the interesting content.

This is evident in the case of the man who admitted to killing his two young children because he believed that his wife had passed on “serpent DNA” to his progeny, as NBC News reported yesterday. In Louisiana, where the death toll from covid-19 is on the rise and vaccination rates are low, the state health officer is warning of an impending tragedy.

Rumble Attracted More Than 30 Million Monthly Members

Rumble became a haven for conspiracy-peddling demagogues after mainstream social media platforms shut them down, and in the months following the election, Rumble attracted more than 30 million monthly members. There are almost 50 million unique monthly visitors to Rumble, which is mainly driven by conspiracy sites like alt-right and QAnon. The site also has the distinction of being the internet home of former President Trump when he decides to post a video.

Tulsi Gabbard posted a video warning that the “John Brennan’s [sic], Adam Schiffs and the oligarchs in Big Tech” are “much more powerful, and therefore dangerous than the mob which stormed the capitol” due to attempts to undermine free speech and create a “KGB-style” surveillance state after Twitter, Facebook and YouTube deleted accounts in tandem with the Capitol insurrection. Such themes have been promoted by Gabbard and Greenwald on Fox News.

According to Greenwald’s Press Release

journalists who use “Big Tech” platforms live in fear of “baseless attacks by the government or other self-appointed gatekeepers.” Greenwald When the New York Post’s questionably sourced article regarding the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop was pulled from Twitter, he blamed the social media giant of caving in to liberal pressure. In the aftermath of Jack Dorsey’s apology,

Yes, Big Tech has a dangerously disproportionate impact on what the public perceives as public discourse. Facebook in particular is vilified by the left for failing to put out the flames of disinformation, while the right views it as anti-conservative. Monopolies are despised by all, with the exception of those who benefit financially from them.

As far as I can tell, there is no evidence that the US government, particularly its Democrats, exert any kind of influence over Facebook decisions; in fact, Zuck has made it clear over the past several years that he makes his own judgments. Facebook and Twitter have repeatedly changed their rules to accommodate Trump’s lies and encouragement to violence, even to the point of nuclear Armageddon.

Last Words

Rumble, however, does not allow criticism of its own site. While content makers are free to trash talk Rumble in their videos, no one is allowed to do so in the forums, according to the terms of service.

Founder and CEO Chris Pavlovski is described in the press announcement as saying, “Rumble is challenging this power structure; their inclusion further enhances the cause of free thinking, open debate and discussion. “Rumble will never limit civil dialogue, opinion, or behave as the arbiters of truth,” says Rumble’s statement.